Belgian Shepherds as Therapy & Assistance Dogs
Belgian Shepherd Dogs have been used for many years as Therapy
and Assistance Dogs for people with physical or sensory
disabilities. In Australia, being a relatively new breed (in
comparison to many others), they have only recently been
recognised as able to perform these tasks.
In the last couple of years Seeing Eye Dogs Australia have included a small number of Belgian Shepherds (Groenendaels & Malinois) in their training program, to date two Groenendaels have successfully completed training and are now fully working Seeing Eye Dogs. We are proud to have participated in this worthwhile project and feel privileged to have bred the Seeing Eye Dog "Vicki". Vicki' and her half brother "Ulrick Jnr" the other successful Seeing Eye Dog, were both Sired by Ch Fakaiser's Ulrick d'Unforgettable, who we imported from Norway.
|Lumineux Ebony Lace|
Born 2nd May 2002
Born 10th April 2002
Photos by Heather Beasley
Photos courtesy owner/handler
Our Belgian Shepherd Therapy Dogs - Roxie, Gina and Nikki